Distortion of history...certainly not. A prime example is Croatia. The Roman Catholic hierarchy fully supported the Croat fascist who ruled Croatia during world war 2. Infact, croat priests would man roadblocks during the war and would pick out their Serbian and Bosnian enemies by asking them to make the sign of the cross which of course they can't...well let just say they were given to the dreaded Ustashi. Let us not forget, fr. Alois Hudal, the Vatican secretary of state who founded the "ratline", the organization that was responsible for helping fugitive nazi's escape. Fascism and Nazism are the same, Hitler just had in his evil mind, the extermination of the Jews. By the way, don't forget Franco and fascist Spain, when they defeated their republican foes, the pope sent out a papal announcement proclaiming it's joy and relief that the fascist Franco won in the war.